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Volkert hits clutch 3-pointer in fourth overtime to help Dragons extend winning streak to 12

WINONA, Minn.—Jacky Volkert scored a team-high 25 points, including an important 3-pointer in the fourth overtime, to help lift Minnesota State Moorhead to a dramatic 101-97 victory in four overtimes against Winona State on Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women's basketball at McCown Gymnasium.

The Dragons (18-3, 15-2 NSIC) have won 12 consecutive games. MSUM senior forward Drew Sannes added 22 points and nine rebounds.

Volkert sank a 3-pointer that gave the Dragons a 96-94 lead with 2 minutes, 11 seconds to play in the fourth overtime. MSUM never trailed from that point. Madi Green added two baskets in the final two minutes to help the Dragons protect the lead, including a putback that gave MSUM a 100-97 edge with 26 seconds remaining. Green finished with 18 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Megan Hintz chipped in 19 points and seven rebounds for MSUM.

Dragons senior Cassidy Thorson sank a step-back 3-pointer with less than 5 seconds to play in the third overtime to tie the score at 89-89 and force a fourth overtime.

MSUM 14 24 46 62 68 79 89 101

WSU 18 37 52 62 68 79 89 97

MSUM (18-3, 15-2 NSIC): Thorson 2-8 2-4 7, Fech 1-3 0-0 2, Volkert 8-15 6-7 25, Sannes 9-19 0-0 22, Hintz 8-15 3-5 19, Selensky 1-7 2-2 5, Borowicz 1-3 0-0 3, Galegher 0-2 0-0 0, Liegel 0-1 0-0 0, Green 8-17 1-2 18. Totals 38-90 14-20 101.

WSU (13-8, 9-8): Doud 10-20 4-4 27, Pickrain 7-22 0-0 17, Kieck 2-3 1-2 5, McGlone 8-14 0-1 16, Schaefer 5-14 3-3 14, Evenocheck 3-6 1-1 8, Silloway 3-5 2-2 10, Worke 0-0 0-0 0, Jurges 0-0 0-0 0, Fee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-84 11-13 97.

3-point goals: MSUM 11-38 (Volkert 3-7, Sannes 4-9, Hintz 0-1, Thorson 1-7, Fech 0-1, Green 1-4, Selensky 1-5, Borowicz 1-3, Liegel 0-1), WSU 10-31 (Doud 3-8, Pickrain 3-12, McGlone 0-1, Schaefer 1-4, Silloway 2-3, Evenocheck 1-2). Total fouls: MSUM 21, WSU 20. Fouled out: McGlone, Schaefer. Rebounds: MSUM 53 (Sannes 9), WSU 41 (Doud 10). Assists: MSUM 19 (Volkert 5), WSU 14 (Kieck 4). Steals: MSUM 9 (Volkert 3, Thorson 3), WSU 1 (Doud).Turnovers: MSUM 13 (Volkert 4), WSU 16 (Kieck 4). A-1,149.

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